Shri Udiya Baba Ji Maharaj (1875 – 1948) was a Paramahansa, a supreme sage, firmly established in the Non-Dual state of Self-Abidance. He was a Parivrajaka, and would not stay in any one place for too long. He would walk all along the banks of Ganges, moving from one place to another. Sometime during 1937-38 he came to Vrindavan and an ashram named Shri Krishna Ashram, was constructed by His devotees as a place for His permanent stay. Maharaj would never say "You are Brahman", nor would he ever say, "I am Brahman". If some body asked him "who are you"?, he would reply, "the same as what you see". Sometimes he would say, "I am the servant of the whole world consisting of living and non-living". Yet some other times, "millions and millions of Brahmas, Vishnus, and Maheshas flash (sparkle) and disappear like a spark, in my each hair follicle"
Shri Udiya Baba Ji Maharaj was also the guru of Shri Akhandanandji Saraswati Swami Maharaj of Vrindavan.